Oral Hygiene

Dentist in Eagan, MN

Prevention is everything.

How is Good Oral Hygiene Practiced?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress.

In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:

  • Brushing thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily
  • Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals
  • Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
  • Rinsing with a fluoride mouthrinse if your dentist tells you to
  • Making sure that your children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-fluoridated area.

It has been shown that prevention is one of the main factors in maintaining overall health, and of your teeth. The foundation for natural, restored, and implant supported teeth is healthy gum tissue and bone. Without the proper oral care, over time the bacteria (plaque) will begin to build-up at the gumline will harden producing tartar, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), and penetrate the gum line and begin spreading into the bone (periodontitis). Recent studies indicate that periodontitis has been associated with diabetes, heart disease, and low birth weight infants.

Our hygienists are here make your dental hygiene maintenance as effortless as possible. At The Dental Center Of Eagan, we will make every effort to help establish directly with you, an indepth, preventative, individualized home care regime to help minimize bone loss and preserve your smile for a lifetime.